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Suggestion: download times for premium

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Michael Young, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Michael Young

    Michael Young

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    Is it possible for premium members to have increased download speeds for mods etc on RD or is there no bandwith to spare? The cap at the moment is so slow :(
     
  2. William Wester

    William Wester
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    Same here, I use to have great download speeds from RD but my membership ran out so I thought it was throttled back. I renewed my Premium membership but same VERY slow download speeds. Is there a reason for this?
     
  3. Bram

    Bram
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    I am downloading any files over 15mb per second and just tried downloading from server to server and those rates are so fast I couldn't even clock it :)

    Are you sure your connection isn't the problem?
     
  4. William Wester

    William Wester
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    Hmm... I work out of my home office daily using two different computers (30MB D/L speeds) but I was only seeing the slowdown with RD downloads (over past couple of weeks). BUT, today all seems back to normal.

    Thanks
     
  5. William Wester

    William Wester
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    My good download speeds was short lived...only for a couple days. For the past week the downloads are painfully slow again - 140-160 KBps - 10 minutes for a 97mb file. For the past year, other than the past month or so, I never had a problem with RD downloads.
    I also tried downloading from other sites directly before and after an RD download to test and they consumed my bandwidth - 35 MBps - Microsoft and NoGripRacing sites. Is there a reason for this, are the RD servers busy at 8-9 PM USA Central time (1-2 GMT)?
     
  6. Bram

    Bram
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    Nope, I wish for you that I could say that there is an issue on our side but there isn't. Our server is a beast providing mega fast download speeds to thousands of users. Most files I download within a blink of any eye from various locations.